AccuWeather Timeline

2017
  • Daily data requests exceed 30 billion
  • Independent ForecastWatch analysis of 30 million forecasts confirms AccuWeather as the most accurate source of weather forecasts and warnings everywhere in the world
  • Celebrates 55 years of innovation and contributions to the advancement of commercial meteorology
  • Receives W3 Best-in-Show award for iOS app and Gold award for Android app
2016
  • Daily data requests exceed 17 billion
  • AccuWeather.com available in over 100 languages and dialects worldwide
  • Launches StormDirector+, interactive turnkey weather solution for local TV stations
  • Day by Day 90-Day Forecast launched, longest-range forecast available in the world
2015
  • Launches 24/7 AccuWeather Network cable channel on Verizon FiOS
  • Announces historic Joint Venture with Huafeng Media Group for the exclusive distribution of weather information in China
  • Launches AccUcast®, exclusive crowdsourced weather feature enabling users to share their weather updates worldwide
  • Featured in global marketing campaign with Microsoft®, reaching new record levels of brand recognition and trust
2014
  • Daily data requests exceed 7.7 billion
  • Distribution of AccuWeather mobile apps reaches 1.3 million devices worldwide
  • Launches AccuWeather MinuteCast®, Minute-By-Minute forecasts™ to app and online products
  • Wins W3 Appy Awards for best-in-class applications
2013
  • Chinese Weather Enterprise creates official relationship for worldwide weather distribution
  • Launches first-of-its-kind 45-Day Forecast to web and mobile products
2012
  • Wins “Best iPhone App” at the 2012 Mobile Show in Dubai
  • Forms multiplatform weather content partnership with Fox Television Stations
2011
  • Partners with more than 85% of major mobile manufacturers worldwide
2010
  • Named as one of the “ten coolest internships in America” by San Francisco Chronicle
  • Launches global website in 33 languages
  • Special partnership with Apple for iPad launch
2009
  • Expands advertising sales operations with new Manhattan office at Rockefeller Center
  • Named second most-downloaded application for iPhone
  • AccuWeather Television Network available in 67 broadcast markets via AT&T U-verse TV
  • Begins providing weather page for New York Times
2008
  • AccuWeather.com one of the top ten mobile sites
  • Launches apps for Blackberry, iPhone, and Android
2007
  • Barry Lee Myers named AccuWeather Chief Executive Officer
2006
  • Recognized by Congressional Committee for warning the public of Katrina’s threats to New Orleans a full twelve hours before the National Hurricane Center
  • Offers weather and news content for digital signage platforms
  • Introduces arthritis, flu, and asthma health indices
2005
  • Adds Premium v3.0 to its award-winning lineup of digital applications
  • Introduces the world’s first 4-hour Predictive Radar
  • Provides local weather channel to ABC-TV, launching in ten markets
2003
  • Provides content onto more than 600 websites; more than 6 million unique users each month on AccuWeather.com
2002
  • AccuWeather.com introduces Desktop and Mobile platforms
  • Offers Hour-by-Hour™ forecasts for one million locations
  • One billionth free page accessed on AccuWeather.com
2001
  • Introduces AccuWeather.com Alerts™
2000
  • Streaming video launched at AccuWeather.com
1998
  • Launches WeatherTeam Live™ with MSNBC
1997
  • Introduces the exclusive AccuWeather RealFeel ® Temperature
  • 10 Day, Hour-by-hour forecasts available for 55,000 cities
  • AccuWeather Founder and President, Dr. Joel N. Myers honored as one of the greatest entrepreneurs in American history in Entrepreneur magazine’s Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurs
1996
  • Introduces AccuWeather.com online
1993
  • AccuWeather Forecaster and its use of AccuData® named as one of top 10 things to do with your computer by Discover magazine
1988
  • Distributes Reuters Olympic graphics to newspapers worldwide
1986
  • Becomes an Apple developer
1983
  • Begins worldwide forecast service
1982
  • Develops USA Today weather page
  • Named the Official Weather Forecaster for the World’s Fair at Knoxville, Tennessee
1980
  • Named the official Weather Forecaster for the Winter Olympics at Lake Placid, NY
1975
  • Introduces industry’s first 7-day local forecasts for television
1974
  • Introduces newspaper services
1972
  • First television station signs on (WPVI-TV, Philadelphia, PA)
1966
  • First government agency served with Snow Warning Service ™
1962
  • Dr. Joel N. Myers founds privately-held company